Archives and Records Management MPhil/PhD

Major code: AMMR/AMPR


Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from well qualified graduates who wish to undertake research programmes leading to a PhD on either a full or part-time basis. For research we similarly expect candidates to normally hold a UK first degree in the first or 2:1 class in a relevant subject, and most successful candidates will also have an academic or professional master’s qualification. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted, please see below. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant professional experience and qualifications.

PhD students are allowed to progress into their next year of study if the assessed work at the time of the Annual Progress Report is at appropriate PhD level. Students registered for an MPhil also have to satisfactorily complete an Annual Progress Report.

International Qualifications

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English Language Qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English;

GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list.

If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes.

  • If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course.
  • If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course.
  • If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course.
  • If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course.
  • If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course.

If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Unit, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

IELTS6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL iBT88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23
International BaccalaureateStandard Level 5
Hong Kong use of English AS levelC
INDIA Standard XII70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAECC4-6